DAILY UPDATES REGARDING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW
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PA CARE Package Announced

On March 30, 2020, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the launch of the PA CARE Package. The program will focus on partnering with banks throughout the Commonwealth and ensure consumers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for economic relief.

The program will implement and expand on the recently-passed CARES Act as banks and financial institutions work with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection and offer additional important protections for consumers.
Financial institutions and banks that join the initiative must offer additional assistance to Pennsylvanians facing financial hardships due to impacts of the pandemic, such as:

  • Expansion of small and medium business loan availability
  • 90-day grace period for mortgages (at least)
  • 90-day grace period for other consumer loans such as auto loans
  • 90-day window for relief from fees and charges such as late, overdraft fees
  • Foreclosure, eviction, or motor vehicle repossession moratorium for 60 days
  • No adverse credit reporting for accessing relief on consumer loans
CONSTRUCTION LAW

Access the most current COVID-19 updates impacting the construction industry.

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY 

COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know and FAQs on Federal Labor and Employment Laws

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been designated a pandemic. A pandemic is a global epidemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) are the definitive sources of information about influenza pandemics. Pandemic planning and responsiveness includes individual employer’s plans about how to manage employees and to continue operations. This bulletin is intended to provide employers with guidance on how to address workplace issues presented by COVID-19.  Read more

ETHICS AND LEGAL MALPRACTICE 

Coronavirus Ethics Tips for Pennsylvania Lawyers

By Scott R. Eberle, Co-Chair of the Ethics and Legal Malpractice Practice Group

The COVID-19 crisis has brought unique challenges to all lawyers, significantly changing the way we practice law. But in the midst of all these changes, lawyers’ ethical duties to their clients remain. What steps should you take to maintain your ethical obligations to your clients during this pandemic? Here are several tips for navigating this uncharted territory. Read more

FAMILY LAW 

Courts Are Closed: How to Get Relief From Family Law Matters During Isolation

by Rachael C. Bowe, Esquire

Due to current concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Association of Pennsylvania Courts (“AOPC”) and Governor Wolf implemented procedures to protect the general public, and to address the spread of the virus—including the general closure of all Pennsylvania Courts. This creates uncertainty for those navigating family law matters, but despite the closure, avenues still exist to address divorce, custody, support and Protection from Abuse issues that arise during this difficult time.  Read more

Custody in the Time of COVID-19: 5 Recommendations

by Aleksandra J. Kocelko, Esq.

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have most people telecommuting, purchasing essential items and practicing social distancing, the impact on families navigating custody cases can be far-reaching. Parents may struggle to determine how to adapt to the current situation. While there is never a “one size fits all” approach to custody, here are five recommendations parents can follow during this challenging and unprecedented time.  Read more

Mass Tort and Toxic Tort Litigation
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